thedandyunderworld: Caddisfly larvae build protective cases using materials found in their environment. Artist Hubert Duprat supplied them with gold leaf and precious stones. This is what they created. Neat.
Henri Regnault (1843-1871): Salomé, 1870 (detail). The painting was a tremendous success at the Salon of 1870, but Regnault died only months later, in the Franco-Prussian War. Metropolitan Museum of Art, gift of George F. Baker (1916).